Members of the Rainbow Sash Movement, a homosexual activist group demanding the Catholic Church accept homosexuality, have said they will once again disrupt mass in Catholic Cathedrals on Pentecost Sunday.
The demonstrators were allowed to receive communion in several dioceses during past demonstrations, including the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese of Minnesota and the Los Angeles diocese. Last year, however, the Vatican issued a definitive word that the protestors were not to receive communion.
Despite the Vatican's statement, last year's Pentecost service at the Cathedral of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdioceses degenerated into something of a free-for-all, according to one attendant, as sash wearers attempted to pluck communion off of the plate in passing, and one person began distributing broken bits of communion to other demonstrators in defiance of the edict. Lifesite.net